“I don’t understand why people need to take pictures of their food and share them on social media.” My future son-in-law threw down the gauntlet. He didn’t realize that’s what he was doing, but my friend Todd Kruse, might’ve anticipated my reaction, having once mocked the use of #hashtags. I convinced Todd that hashtags and Twitter weren’t so silly or useless, after all; now, to demonstrate that there is a time and a place for foodie photos. I remember when people were ragging on selfies. I’d hoped we were past all that…
If nothing else, they’ll help fill in on cruel April days when writer’s block sets in; after all, we have to eat every day.
A place for the “what ifs” and “wouldn’t it be nice ifs.” What if unicorns suddenly appeared on the White House lawn and just stood there, staring intently at all the doors? Wouldn’t it be nice if people understood the difference between fear and respect? What if people were rated like products on social media? See the Netflix series, Black Mirror – season 3, episode 1: “Nosedive.” Discuss.
You were hoping for something more titillating? Feel free to suggest a topic.
I haven’t written enough of this in far too long. While I’m not feeling up to Story a Day just yet, I hope to manage a short story or two during the month of April.
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